HELLO MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTIONISTS
MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION ROCKS!
I am a long-time medical transcriptionist and I love my job. For a long time I dreamed about having a job that allowed me to work from home but was nervous about giving up the guaranteed income of the job I had for a home business or self-employment. I didn’t want to waste time or money on some work at home scam so I just kept dreaming. When my sister-in-law graduated from a medical transcription program and got a job right out of school I knew I had to find out more. Here’s my story.
THE MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION PROFESSION
Each time a physician sees a patient a summary of that visit is placed in the patient’s chart. Typically the summary or note is dictated and the report typed by a medical transcriptionist. Physicians in every clinical setting and medical specialty utilize transcriptionists in their practice. The terminology used by physicians is different from everyday speech and often quite complex so it is difficult to find medical transcription employment without training.
BECOME A MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTIONIST
Everybody is looking for a job that is safe from the economy. The medical field seems to offer the most recession proof jobs and the need for qualified medical transcriptionist continues to increase each year. Medical transcription instruction programs differ in tuition cost program duration. The choice of a training course should be based on the individual needs of the student. I got my medical transcription training online through Career Step. Check out this site to find out more about their program http://referral.careerstep.com/ref33238
WHY I LOVE BEING A TRANSCRIPTIONIST
As I said the medical field is stable. My husband got laid off when his company closed while my doctors are still going strong. Another benefit of my job is with no commute I don’t have to deal with the price of gas and in fact gave up my car two years ago. Another bonus is that the job is interesting. I hear and type some downright amazing and bizarre things.
MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION RESOURCE SITE
I love my job so much that I want to encourage anyone interested in medical transcription employment and those employed in medical transcription. This site offers tips on medical transcription employment, medical transcription training courses and medical transcription tax deductions and transcription business expenses. You will also find a medical transcription reference site with information such as eponymous physical examination terms, eponymous diagnosis list and a directory of hospitals by state. I to pass on some medical transcription tips such as information on developing a free word expander in Microsoft word as well as using Microsoft word as a free spell checker and free grammar check program.
Ology is a medical suffix that means branch of knowledge. Transcription is my branch of knowledge. I have set up my site to offer you knowledge in categories such as PRODUCTIONology with ways to increase transcription speed and medical transcription earnings. Under RFERENCEology I have posted medical transcription reference material such as state hospital lists, eponymous medical terms, a list of muscles in the body, a list of bones in the body and much, much more.
MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTIONIST FORUM
I hope to hear from you! Medical transcriptionists what do you like or hate about your job? Are you looking for advice on a legitimate work from home job or medical transcription instruction courses? Are you seeking medical transcription employment with no experience and opportunities for entry level medical transcription jobs? Post your thoughts under CHATology or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I hope you like my site — Laura Naumann
8/6/2013 update: I continue to get comments and email from current MT’s and future MT’s concerned about the future of the profession. You’re not alone. I’m worried too. I wonder how many doctors will choose the cost benefits of voice recognition over the accuracy of a trained transcriptionist. Only the future will tell. You may find the new e-book released by Career Step informative and somewhat encouraging. Here’s the link http://www.careerstep.com/mt-myths-ebook